Acidic Wit and Hilarious Observations Abound

Best-Selling author and humorist, David Sedaris, brings his amusing intimate anecdotes to Irvine Barclay Theatre

Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive, Irvine CA | 949.854.4646

David Sedaris
Monday, November 23, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
Tickets: $40, $50, $60, $100

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

Likened to a modern-day Mark Twain, Sedaris is noted for his ability to draw humorous, touching and universal observations about human nature from his own, often quirky experiences. A former National Public Radio host, he has become a best-selling author with titles such as Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Denim and Corduroy, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. His latest book is entitled Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls.


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David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and his most recent book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate bestseller. The audio version of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls is a 56th Annual Grammy Awards nominee for Best Spoken Word Album. He is the author of The New York Times bestselling collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer).  He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories.  Sedaris’ pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in The Best American Essays.  There are a total of ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. 

He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name, “The Talent Family,” and have written half-a-dozen plays which have been produced at La MaMa, Lincoln Center and The Drama Department in New York City. These plays include Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award, Incident at Cobbler’s Knob and The Book of Liz, which was published in book form by Dramatists Play Service. David Sedaris’ original radio pieces can often be heard on the public radio show, This American Life.  David Sedaris has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album.  His latest audio recording of new stories (recorded live) is David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure (November 2009).  A feature film adaptation of his story, “C.O.G.,” was released after a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (2013). Since 2011, he can be heard annually on a series of live recordings on BBC Radio 4 entitled Meet David Sedaris.  David Sedaris’ next book will be a collection of his diaries entitled Theft by Finding (summer 2017).